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Steve Gawley

Steve Gawley began his model making career as a student of Industrial Design at the campus of California State University at Long Beach, California. In 1975,while in school,he was recommended for a drafting job at George Lucas' newly formed film company, Industrial Light & Magic. Soon, Gawley became a visual effects model maker at ILM after ... See full bio »


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 2007 Evan Almighty (model/miniature maker: Kerner Optical - uncredited)
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (model maker - uncredited)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (model maker)
 2005 Jarhead (model/miniature supervisor)
 2005 War of the Worlds (model/miniature supervisor: ILM)
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (model maker - uncredited)
 2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events (model/miniature supervisor: ILM)
 2004 Van Helsing (model maker - uncredited)
 2003 Peter Pan (modelmaker: ILM)
 2003 Hulk (model shop supervisor: ILM)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (modelmaker: ILM)
 2002 Gangs of New York (model supervisor - uncredited)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (model supervisor: ILM)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (model maker - uncredited)
 2000 Micronauts (TV Series) (visual effects modelmaker - uncredited)
 2000 Space Cowboys (model supervisor)
 1999 From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (TV Movie documentary) (model supervisor - uncredited)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (model supervisor: ILM)
 1997 Starship Troopers (model maker: Industrial Light & Magic)
 1997 Men in Black (supervising model maker: saucer crash miniature and blue screen unit)
 1996 Mars Attacks! (model maker: ILM)
 1996 Mission: Impossible (supervising model maker)
 1994 Star Trek: Generations (chief model maker: ILM)
 1993 Jurassic Park (chief model maker)
 1993 Fire in the Sky (model maker - uncredited)
 1992 Death Becomes Her (supervising model maker: ILM)
 1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man (chief model maker)
 1991 The Rocketeer (supervising model maker)
 1991 Backdraft (model maker - uncredited)
 1990 Back to the Future Part III (supervising model maker)
 1990 The Hunt for Red October (model maker - uncredited)
 1989 Back to the Future Part II (supervising model maker: ILM)
 1989 Body Wars (Short) (visual effects modelmaker - uncredited)
 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (model maker: ILM)
 1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream (visual effects modelmaker - uncredited)
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (supervising model maker)
 1987 *batteries not included (model maker - uncredited)
 1987 Empire of the Sun (model maker - uncredited)
 1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (model maker - 1 episode)
- Encounter at Farpoint (1987) ... (model maker - uncredited)
 1987 Innerspace (model maker - uncredited)
 1987 The Witches of Eastwick (model maker - uncredited)
 1987 Star Tours (Short) (model shop supervisor: ILM - uncredited)
 1986 The Golden Child (supervising modelmaker: ILM)
 1986 Captain EO (Short) (supervising modelmaker: ILM - uncredited)
 1985 Enemy Mine (model maker - uncredited)
 1985 Out of Africa (model maker - uncredited)
 1985 Back to the Future (supervising modelmaker: ILM - uncredited)
 1985 Cocoon (visual effects supervising model maker)
 1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (supervising model maker)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (modelshop supervisor: ILM)
 1982 Poltergeist (model maker: ILM)
 1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (supervising modelmaker: ILM)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (model maker: ILM)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (modelshop foreman: miniature and optical effects unit)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (model builder: miniature and optical effects unit)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (model builder: miniature and optical effects unit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

'The Secrets of the Back To The Future Trilogy' (TV) and Video Limited Edition Set, Himself

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Alternate Names:

Stephen Gawley

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Steve is currently working with the new company Kerner Optical, a company that produces miniature FX shot elements for feature film & commercial clients. See more »

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